An earthquake has rocked Croatia’s capital Zagreb, damaging buildings and leaving automobiles crushed by falling chunks of masonry.
A teen is in a vital situation after a roof collapsed, native media say. The spire of town’s cathedral additionally snapped off.
After Sunday’s tremor, Zagreb’s mayor urged folks to return to their properties given fears in regards to the coronavirus.
The 5.3-magnitude quake is the most important to have an effect on town in 140 years.
Panicked residents ran out into the streets when it struck round 06:00 native time and have been initially advised to remain out by authorities.
“Keep your distance. Don’t gather together. We are facing two serious crises, the earthquake and the epidemic,” Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic mentioned.
However Mayor Milan Bandic later mentioned they need to return dwelling.
“Eighty percent of Zagreb residents live in structures that have reinforced concrete structures,” he mentioned.
Croatia has greater than 200 infections of the brand new coronavirus.
Several buildings are reported to be broken, together with the parliament. People in southern Austria and Slovenia additionally felt the tremor.